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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday, February 19, for Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Forum.

This information is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President.

According to the statement, the forum, which opens in the Egyptian resort town today February 18, is being organised by the Egyptian government under the auspices of the African Union Commission.

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It stated that the forum's objective was to accelerate private sector engagement and investment within Africa and promote the development of African ties and partnerships.

"President Buhari, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and the Presidents of Togo, Sudan, Kenya, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia are among confirmed speakers at the forum,’’ the statement said.

Other confirmed speakers, according to the statement, include the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina and the President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.

It said that the President would be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and Dr Okechukwu Enelama, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.

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